Armistice 1918: Reflections on the First World War Centenary

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Bishop Grosseteste University

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Armistice 1918: Reflections on the First World War Centenary

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University

2.30pm-7.00pm

Throughout the First World War centenary, the History department and its postgraduate students have conducted original research on the human experience of war, exploring the role and impact of war on combatants and civilians, alongside how it was shared and imagined. Topics such as soldier sanitation and wellbeing will be presented on, alongside soldier suicide, flight experience at Cranwell, conscientious objection, and Lincolnshire home front poetry. This history symposium showcases aspects of this research and commemorates the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918.

The event is generously supported by BGU School of Humanities, the City of Lincoln Historical Association branch, and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. The event will feature ten transparent seated military figures. These silhouettes form part of the national ‘There But Not There’ project which aims to place a representative figure for every name on local war memorials around the UK, providing a powerful act of remembrance.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend, but registration is required no later than 4pm on Friday 16 November 2018. For all other queries, please contact the convenor Dr. Claire M. Hubbard-Hall by emailing: claire.hubbard-hall@bishopg.ac.uk

Programme:

2.30pm Registration

2.45pm Welcome

3.00pm Dr. Claire Hubbard-Hall (Senior Lecturer in History)

Sanitation & Shells: The War Diary of Corporal Alfred Cockburn, 2nd London Sanitary Company.

3.30pm Janet Taylor (postgraduate student on the MA in Social & Cultural History course)

‘By their own hand.’ Soldier Suicide in the British Army during the First World War.

4.00pm Melanie Jackson (History Doctoral student)

Flight Experience at Cranwell in 1918: Words and Pictures.

4.30pm Break

5.00pm Dr. Hazel Kent (Associate Tutor in History)

‘A not so silent witness’: Fenner Brockway’s conscientious objection during the First World War.

5.30pm Dr. Andrew Jackson (Head of Research)

“What was it all for?”, and other alternative perspectives: Bernard Samuel Gilbert, Lincolnshire dialect poet.

6.00pm Break

6.15pm Roundtable discussion on the role and responsibility of the historian in centenary commemorations. Chaired by Dr. Craig Spence (Programme Leader in History)

7.00pm End

* Due to the subject matter of some of the papers, this event is kindly supported by the BGU Chaplaincy team.

If you are interested in study history at BGU please contact the Programme Leader Dr. Craig Spence craig.spence@bishopg.ac.uk

Find out about our NEW Undergraduate Degree BA (Hons.) Military History* (September 2019 entry) (*Subject to validation) web link: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/course/milihis/

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LN1 3DY

United Kingdom

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